Sunday, September 04, 2005

This is more like it!

Seems that REALITY has made an appearance in New Orleans, finally.  Only six days late, but what the hell.

Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.

Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said police shot at eight people carrying guns, killing five or six.

Fourteen contractors were traveling across the Danziger Bridge under police escort when they came under fire, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers.

They were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain to help plug the breach in the 17th Street Canal, Hall said.

None of the contractors was killed, Hall said.

The bridge spans a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

No other details were immediately available.
Now THAT is police work.  Dirt bags fir on you, return fire!  Duh!  Way to go NOPD, where the hell were you on Tuesday? 

Stupid question I guess, they were tied up in PC red tape like a Christmas package.  Wouldn't want to inconvenience the poor unfortunates in their looting campaign, eh?  Funny how the red tape seems to vanish as politicians get desperate.

The Return Fire Phantom

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